Michaelskirche is the largest Renaissance church north of the Alps, built by Duke Wilhelm V as a center for the Catholic Reformation in 1583-'97. It was built in Renaissance and Baroque style, influencing imminent Baroque buildings in south Germany. The tiered white façade features Christ as salvation on top, with Hubert Gerhard's statue of Archangel Michael killing a demon in a niche between the 2 main doors. The tiers in between have niches with bronze statues of various Bavarian Wittelsbach rulers. The interiors feature the altarpiece of Peter Candid's Annunciation. The crypt has tombs of various Wittelsbach rulers.
Michaelskirche and Nearby Attractions on Map
Alte Pinakothek(1.1 km)
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Bavarian State Opera(0.6 km)
Deutsches Museum(1.4 km)
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The Marienplatz is the central square of Munich, named after the Mariensaule - the Marian Column topped with the golden statue of Virgin Mary.
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The Asamkirche is an 18th century Late Baroque and Rococo church in Munich built by sculptor Egid Quirin Asam and his brother, painter Cosmas Damian Asam, as their private spiritual space.
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Löwenbräu Brewery(1.5 km)
The Löwenbräu Brewery has one of the oldest beer gardens in Munich, with a history dating back as far as 1383.
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